Satyagraha (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 33 mins Social
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Review Summary: SATYAGRAHA is an all-engrossing compelling drama that mirrors the reality around us...

Average Critic Rating: (2.53)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Kareena Kapoor Khan , Ajay Devgn , Manoj Bajpai , Arjun Rampal , Amrita Rao , Indraneil Sengupta , Mugdha Godse , Prakash Jha , Shireesh Sharma , Ajay Trehan , Vinay Apte , Vipin Sharma , Raj Arjun , Manoj Kolhatkar , Jagat Singh Solani , Masood Akhtar , Pradeep Kukreja , Mitalee Jagtap , Vijay Gupta , Anjali Patil , Natasa Stankovic , Himanshu Gokani
Director: Prakash Jha
Release Date: 30 Aug 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 72.6 CR

Plot: Retired teacher & Ex-Principal Dwarka Anand ( Amitabh Bachchan ) is an idealistic man. His engineer son Akhilesh's friend Manav ( Ajay Devgan ) is an ambitious capitalist. Manav cherishes his friend Akhilesh ( Indraneil Sengupta ) - who suddenly dies in a road accident maliciously conducted by Sangram Singh, Read more

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If good intentions were enough to make good movies, Satyagraha would be a masterpiece. Jha and his co-writer Anjum Rajabali, borrow liberally from headlines. Sadly, this call to our conscience doesn’t, writes Anupama Chopra.
Anupama Chopra, Bollywood.com
Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha is a political film that, for all its well-meaning bluster, neither stings nor scalds. It fails to hit the core of the truth that it seeks.
Ambikapur: a fictional small-town in India.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
‘Satyagraha’ manages to stir the latent patriotic fervor in its audience but is deeply flawed in its execution. 
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
Director:Prakash JhaCast:Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun RampalWith Satyagraha director Prakash Jha once again raids the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corru
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Ho-hum political drama that does disservice to the efforts of its actors
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
You could skip it!
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Director Prakash Jha started his full fledge filmy career with a sport based film 'Hip Hip Hurray', but it was his social issue based film 'Damul' which took this director into the list of the talented directors from our country. For almost two decades th
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
SATYAGRAHA is an all-engrossing compelling drama that mirrors the reality around us...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Unfortunately Prakash Jha seems to have lost his bite with 'Satyagraha', which simply turned out to be preachy and dreary and the least bit convincing
Sadly, this call to our conscience doesn’t.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 

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Satyagraha - All Reviews

Satyagraha reflects the anger and the restlessness of a nation and suffering of a ordinay man to the corruption.
Sourabh Sharma, Fail Success
It is important to understand what Gandhi meant through the term ‘satyagraha’. Translated loosely as ‘truth force’, or ‘soul-force’, Gandhi had adapted the term during his stay in South Africa. The essence of ‘satyagraha’ was ‘sacrifice’ and ‘suffering’ t
Aashi Gahlot, Bolly Spice
-Overall, Satyagraha leaves behind a powerful and noteworthy message for the society. The message could have been even stronger if it had been better executed. Anyways, go ahead and join this Satyagraha revolution without any hesitation.
Avad M, Bollywood 3
Certainly Big B and Ajay Devgn are the most amazing talents in our industry.. 'Satyagraha' proves that..
India Glitz
  Prakash Jha tries to showcase the ire of the middle-class, the bottlenecks in bureaucracy, the red-tapism, the corruption and the ‘politics’ behind a demonstration that has been the norm these days.
Deepti Kanojia, Rate Movies Here
Political dramas are synonymous with corruption and unwarranted bureaucratic advantages taking place in India these days. Of these dramas, Jha's Gangaajal and Raajneeti completely outdid certain threads the genre is sewn upon with. Last weekend witnessed
Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood
If you still find yourself marvelling at the man's screen presence, that's Amitabh Bachchan for you.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Good thought, effective performances but not that impact creating
Bharat Student
The nation is on the brink, a precipice from where it may withdraw into sense and safety or collapse headfirst into darkness
Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror
Saurabh Dwivedi, India Today
As corruption erupts what's the best satyagraha - to preach or practice?
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
Prakash Jha has recently lost his mojo somewhat with all of his films starting to feel and look the same. Raajneeti, Aarakshan and even Chakravuyh all dealt with important socio-political events in the country’s milieu but only Raajneeti somehow managed t
Indicine
सत्याग्रह भले ही प्रकाश झा लाख बार कहें कि उनकी इस हफ्ते रिलीज़ हुई फिल्म सत्याग्रह का अन्ना हज़ारे से कुछ लेना-देना नहीं है, लेकिन कहानी में अमिताभ उर्फ दादूजी उर्फ द्वारका आनंद के विचार और उनका...
Bhaskar
“Satyagraha” is the story of a Gandhian [Amitabh Bachchan], a go-getter industrialist who epitomizes the modern India shining philosophy [Ajay Devgn], a social activist aspiring to be a politician [Arjun Rampal], a gutsy political journalist [Kareena Kapoor Khan] and a foxy politician [Manoj Bajpai] who would stop at nothing to break the system
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
सत्याग्रह बक बक बक ... फिल्‍म की ऐन शुरुआत में हम अजय देवगन को एक ऐसे नौजवान के रूप में देखते हैं, जो अपने सबसे अच्‍छे दोस्‍त की शादी में एक छोटे शहर जा रहा है। दोस्‍त के पिता (अमिताभ बच्‍चन) एक...
Bhaskar
Predictable story spoon-fed with sincerity!
Prathamesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life
Resham SengarPrakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ is an honest endeavour to capture the wrongdoings of our statesmen by picking cues from recent social movements against the corruption. Clearly, there are flavours of the Anna Hazare revolution in the film. And alth
Zee News
For telling it like it is and for creating a compelling film out of the raw material of present-day corruption, the film deserves a standing ovation.
IANS Team, India Today
Satyagraha is nothing but a superficial and half-baked attempt at putting forth a volatile socio-political issue. Watch it only for the performances.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
Failed to deliver as anticipated
Great Andhra
In the same way, Salim-Suleman's 'Aam aadmi kitna aam, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' and 'Uthkar karne hain kuch kaam, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' are suitably placed
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Before anything else, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Prakash Jha.
Piyasree Dasgupta, First Post
Based on the caricature of the “Jan Lokpal samiti” fondly remembered for the euphoria that Anna Hazare and his fast created, the film starts with definitive roles, Amitabh Bachchan as Dwaarka Anand (Daduji) essays the role of an old and frustrated Indian
Mohammad Farooq, Rate Movies Here
Overall, Satyagraha leaves behind a powerful and noteworthy message for the society. The message could have been even stronger if it had been better executed. Anyways, go ahead and join this Satyagraha revolution without any hesitation.
Mahesh S Koneru, Bollywood 3
Despite her ancient culture and history, human life is of no value in India, and while the greedy and unethical pillars of society get richer, the poor starve in penury.
Nupur Barua, Rate Movies Here
If one focuses on the overall making of the film, it is looks to be a dramatized version taken frame-to-frame from reality and painted on a canvas with a hope that the system will change and the citizens will be instrumental in bringing about this change
Siddhi Palande, BookMyShow
Satyagraha sadly crumbles and fades with the weight of trying too hard.
Ravina Rawal, First Post
Satyagraha is an average fare but its business at the box-office will be below average due to the below-the-mark start and lack of universal support, especially lack of youth support.
Satyagraha takes inspiration from Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal's anti-corruption movement and churns out social drama that would inspire the audience if not enrage them.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here